The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 595 587 578
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 29 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.056% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.059% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 7
Average daily rate £475 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £588 £400
% change year-on-year
-25.53% +46.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 28 £463 -11.90% 3
London +11 15 £600 +14.28% 1
West Midlands -9 5 £415 - 1
North West -10 4 £475 +11.76%
Berkshire +7 2 - - 1
Birmingham -3 2 £415 -
South East -8 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £450 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Preston - 2 £450 -
Somerset +1 1 £425 -
South West -3 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
Taunton - 1 £425 -

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (50.82%) CRM
3 22 (36.07%) .NET
3 22 (36.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
5 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
6 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (19.67%) SOA
7 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
7 12 (19.67%) C#
8 10 (16.39%) SQL
8 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
9 9 (14.75%) TOGAF
9 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (13.11%) Workflow
11 7 (11.48%) Finance
11 7 (11.48%) Migration
11 7 (11.48%) Oracle
11 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
11 7 (11.48%) Analytics
12 6 (9.84%) SOLID
12 6 (9.84%) Publishing
12 6 (9.84%) MVC
12 6 (9.84%) Marketing
12 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
12 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
12 6 (9.84%) TDD
13 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.20%) Office 365
3 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.92%) IaaS
3 3 (4.92%) PaaS
3 3 (4.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Force.com
4 1 (1.64%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.64%) Heroku
4 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.64%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Network Security
1 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.64%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Marketing
2 6 (9.84%) Publishing
3 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.28%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.20%) WCF
4 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.28%) CSS
5 2 (3.28%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) HTML5
5 2 (3.28%) jQuery
5 2 (3.28%) REST
5 2 (3.28%) SOAP
5 2 (3.28%) XML
6 1 (1.64%) COM
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) FMCG
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) CRM
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) SOA
4 9 (14.75%) TOGAF
5 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (13.11%) Workflow
6 7 (11.48%) Analytics
6 7 (11.48%) Migration
7 6 (9.84%) MVC
7 6 (9.84%) SOLID
7 6 (9.84%) TDD
8 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
8 5 (8.20%) Project Management
8 5 (8.20%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Release Management
8 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.56%) OO
10 3 (4.92%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) C#
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.64%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) FedRAMP
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) vCloud
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.64%) Retek
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
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